Welcome to the arts society Gibraltar
Hello Members and Fellow Art Lovers
The mission of the organisation is to promote, encourage and foster the arts and cultural activities in Gibraltar and to export our culture abroad.
Sadly we have lost a very important member of our committee, Sarah Beckwith who was deputy Chairman, honorary secretary and membership secretary, and has been on the committee for 10 years has resigned and will be a sad loss, we hope to see her and her husband Andy at our meetings occasionally and wish her much success and happiness for the future. The postal address we use belongs to Sarah and will be in future JE HartSimmons 35, GibraltarHeights. Gibraltar.
OCTOBER ILLUSTRATED TALK
Georgia O’Keefe: Unfolding the art of O’Keefe.
An Illustrated Talk by Deborah Jenner
21 October 2020
O’Keeffe’s special vision bends, buckles and lobs flowers, landscapes and space itself into similar smoothly-painted folds of swirling hues in order to unearth a deeper truth. Through the metaphor of folding, O’Keeffe’s art reveals an original interpretation of form and colour. Parallels with origami shed light on her approach to composition that never loses sight of the intrinsic wholeness of the surface. Her palette is seen as a prismatic refraction releasing brilliant hues from the underlying white light. By redefining her art’s erotic, biomorphic folds within a more symbolic context, this study reveals a uniquely all-embracing vision of her work. Her frequent shifts between abstraction and realism function not unlike the graceful reversal of a Mobius strip. Seen through the significance of folds, the critical texts of O’Keeffe’s art from those of Camera Work to present times take on a new twist.
Deborah Jenner is an American-born art historian; member of College Arts Association. Residing in Paris since 1990, she has worked at the Ecole du Louvre, the Sorbonne, the Catholic Institute and the British Council. Her Doctorate thesis proved non-western influences in Georgia O’Keeffe’s art. Her publications include catalogue essays for Musée d’Orsay (New York City et l’Art modern) and Centre Pompidou (Les Traces du Sacré), scholarly papers with the research laboratory S.A.R.I. and Gallery critiques in ArtAsiaPacific, and PerformArts: Artvisuel-Artvivant. She gives public talks, guided walks and museum tours for ex-pat organizations and study-abroad programs and volunteers as an Al Gore Climate leader and JCF Round Table coordinator.
LECTURES AT HOME SERIES
As previously announced, we will be be holding live hour-long digital lectures for Members and Supporters, from September to December.
The series will be called Lectures at Home, following on from the short films that have recently been featured on the Connected site.
These lectures will be full length (one hour long) and broadcast on The Arts Society’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/theartssociety). They will only be available to watch live, at the advertised time.
To avoid clashes with Society programmes we have selected Accredited Lecturers who are new to the Directory, and to avoid clashes with Society events the lectures will take place on Friday lunchtimes.
- There is no special link to watch the films. Members simply need to go to The Arts Society’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/theartssociety) at the advertised time.
- The talks will take place live. There will only be one chance to view them. We are not able to repeat them.
- After the lecture Members may leave comments in the forum at connected.theartssociety.org/forum
- Members may share the details with family and friends; this is an opportunity for Member recruitment as well as retention.
- If technology lets us down on the day, we’ll reschedule.